Travel & Tourism in Michigan. Michigan, it's more than just cars. Michigan has been a part of our great country since January 26, 1837 and serves as the 26th state. Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is a French adaptation of the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning "large water" or "large lake".
Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. It has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. In 2005, Michigan ranked third among US states for the number of registered recreational boats, behind California and Florida. Fishing and hunting are a large part of Michiganâ€™s tourism.
Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (10 km) from a natural water source or more than 87.2 miles (140.3 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River.
Detroit is the largest of Michigan cities, with a population of 713 777. Detroit has a rich history and is the city known primarily for providing America with vehicles since the beginning of motor vehicles earning the nickname, The Motor City!
Some popular tourist locations include the Henry ford museum. The Detroit zoo and many other museums. Sports are big in Michigan; the local sporting events in Detroit are professional sports teams such as The Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Red wings, also the Detroit Lions. There are major casinos in the area as well, being close to Canada has its perks as well. Michigan also offers world class scuba diving, with it's relation to the Great lakes. Make sure to take advantage of the natural beauty which represents Michigan state.
Visit Michigan soon and discover the amazing golf courses, the hunting/fishing, the sports the local food, After all is said and done with Michigan is a beautiful state come visit and see how special it is.